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florida. lindsay murphy has a preview of tonight's hoyas game, right? >> yes. the stage is set for the hoyas. a court and 3800 seats have been built on the uss ship. one of the many events taking place in weekend to honor the military. the basketball team arrived in jacksonville yesterday. they toured the ship yesterday all in preparation for their season opener tonight. you see the ship getting ready right there. tonight they tip-off against tenth raped florida. while neither team practiced outside this week to get ready, they tested the court out yesterday. this will be a bit of a litmus test for georgetown. no seniors. >> i feel like i need more time, you know. there are so many things that we still have to get better at and stuff to work on. you look and say the season ran up on us pretty quick. >> reporter: we are go have to defend. >> it's a big first game. most teams start out with lower ranked teams. we have our first game against florida, a team that's ranked in the top 25. we don't have a chance to relax. there is a lot of pressure on us from the beginning to prove to the wor
battleground states what you need to have. in 2,000 it was florida, four years ago, ohio and this year, ohio is going to be key. let's keep it in virginia for a minute. you talked a minute go ago about the senate race going on between tim kaine and between george allen. tim kaine in his gubernatorial race, allen and also mark warner. virginia has gone increasingly purple. you have a situation where northern virginia, especially n areas of louden county and fairfax county, they have gotten progressively more democratic over the last few years. now, it's a different picture altogether when you go down to the county, parts of danville, over to roanoke. that is solid republican ground. for the most part, the formula to winning virginia, the last few election cycles, is to run hard if you're a democrat in the northern parts of virginia and do what can you around areas like richmond. that is a very urban voting block, strongly democratic base and see if can you piece together northern virginia, say richmond and newport news. the difference this year, though, is that mitt romney's campaign turned t
of f robberies. this gas station in florida and north capital was targeted. authorities say that members took items from the store and threatened a manager with a box cutter. >> we have identified the areas they operated in over the last year, to include foggy bottom, chinatown, dupont circle, u street, adams morgan and bloomingdale. >> reporter: hate crime charges are being filed against some of the gang members for an incident that happened here at second and k streets northeast, when a homeless man was targeted. police say members took the man's clothes inside a backpack and even tap. ed to take his shoes. >> -- and even attempted to take his shoes. >> for beatings and robberies based on bias. some of these attacks included unprovoked beatings on homeless individuals in some cases as they slept. >> reporter: lanier pointed out the beatings at times were vicious and didn't stop even when the victim was defenseless. >> as a group, they would attack and viciously beat their victims, oftentimes continuing to beat and kick unconscious victims after they were down. >> reporter: lani
ohio, florida, virginia as well. >> let me ask you. we know the president gave his acceptance speech in chicago there four years ago. what is the plan for tomorrow night? however this ends up, will they be in the same area for the acceptance speech or for the, i can't think of my word, the concession speech tomorrow? >> right. the speech is here. recall four years ago, a huge outdoor venue where people came streaming in and it was so strangely warm in 2008, a warm day, 70 degrees and that is chilly, of course. inside the venue, where there is some supporters and they'll be invited, volunteers, and some members of the public smaller compared to grant park and it's still a large inside venue and that is going to be quite the event here. >> and you mentioned people being invited. this is not just open to the public then. everyone can't go down like they did four years ago? >> right. you will have to have a way to get in. there is a public area inside the venues. and i am sure most of the people were handpicked already. there is tons and tons of staff and volunteers given a place inside.
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